Accordion Sightings in the Weekend

Spot them, squeeze them, and dance for joy!

Examples of Czech Polkas

As I come across good clips, I’ll add them here.

Czech Melody Masters Video Collection

Jig Jiggle and Dance!

I am a past member of the San Francisco chapter of Comhaltas.   Here are two accomplished conference attendees playing jigs on accordion and fiddle

It’s Happiness (Happiness is Dancing the Polka)

A friend of mine from the accordion club lent me a documentary on how the older polka generation is passing the tradition to the youth…. community working as community can and should.   Featured in the video is a “Concertina Bar” in Milwaukee.   Wisconsin is a quirky place.  The owner of this bar would not let his nephew play a piano accordion at the bar, but he did let a guitar player play there…. is this some sort of message about Wisconsin’s brand of “tolerance” for all people… or just their form of joking…. I wonder if a banjo player or bagpipe player has tried to play at “The Concertina Bar”   I’d love to hear the outcome…. (-:

A continuation on an old theme

The original posts of the “Accordion Sightings in the Weekend” occured circa 1990 from my donl@cup.hp.com account.  I posted them to the usenet group rec.music.makers.squeezebox.  You can search for “accordion sightings weekend larson” within that group to find the old posts.   I still play accordion…. I definitely see accordions out and about…. and my beautiful wife, “Flamin’ Cajun’ Susan” helps me spot them whenever she can, too.   Here is today’s find from Susan…. a true beauty.

Bus in Norway

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